The Islamic Foundation
of North America
Group Identity: All those who passed level 7.
Clothing Requirement: Males will wear a red colored kufi,
topi or turban. Females will wear a hijab of some agreed upon color.
Mastery Focus: Zakah and all of its rules will be covered in
detail. Islamic philosophy will be explored. Great works of Islamic
literature will be read and Arabic fluency in Qur'anic comprehension will
continue to be a major focus. Conversational as well as Qur'anic Arabic
will be studied with greater urgency. The etiquette of marriage and
male-female relations will be taught.
Methodology: This class will consist of four segments of about 40-60
minutes each. The fourth segment being for physical fitness and/or martial
arts. Marksmanship and rifle shooting can be introduced at this level.
Discussion: As part of the requirements of this level, all
participants must attend one summer intensive camp where they
will live as a Muslim out in the wilds of a natural setting. Local
communities can organize these trips.
Textbooks: The Following Textbooks will be Used. (Others to be
Specific Skills to Teach in Each Segment: The textbooks contain all
The Final Word: Independent reports should be assigned. Every
student should have a copy of "The Alim" computer software.